Wilder Ranch

Picturesque fields display timeless beauty

Forest of Nisene Marks

Reconnect with nature at Nisene Marks State Park

Natural Bridges

State park beaches are the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon

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Santa Cruz County is one of the few places where a trail can begin in a redwood forest and end on the beach. Hiking trails wind past majestic old-growth redwoods and graceful waterfalls at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Wilder Ranch State Park, and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, just to name a few. Santa Cruz County has 14 state parks in all, including Natural Bridges State Beach, Manresa State Beach and others. These gorgeous parks are just one of many ways to experience Santa Cruz County's natural beauty. Read more...

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Kayak tours & rentals daily, beginners welcome!

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303 Water Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
800.833.3494 or 831.425.1234
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